Moira-based butcher to supply new Tyneside steakhouse
A Northern Ireland butcher has joined forces with a leading chef and restaurateur in a major new venture. Award-winning Peter Hannan from Hannan Meats will supply Terry Laybourne as he develops an innovative butchery and steak bar in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Meat served at the restaurant will be cooked in front of diners using a charcoal-fired Josper grill.
And customers will have the opportunity to discuss how the premium meat should be prepared and served.
The Moira-based business will supply most of the meat used in the Porterhouse Butcher and Grill, which is set to open next month in the northern English city.
It marks the first time Hannan's premium beef will retail to the public in England outside of luxury grocer Fortnum and Mason in London.
Mr Laybourne already runs a flagship restaurant, 21, along with Caffe Vivo, The Broad Chare pub and Café 21.
Mr Hannan said: "We are delighted to be part of an immensely exciting and unique dining and retail experience in Newcastle.
"We've developed an excellent relationship with Terry over many years and look forward to continuing to work with him to offer consumers in Newcastle and the wider north east supreme quality meats from our Himalayan Salt Chambers.
"It's a marvellous boost for us and also for the network of Northern Ireland farmers who supply us with exceptional grass-fed beef."